Submit your story to the Momaya Short Story Competition
“Dystopia / Utopia” are the themes for the 14th annual Momaya Short Story Competition. While entries for the Momaya Competition may be on any topic and are judged on their own merit, the judges will select additional stories for publication based on their treatment of the “Dystopia / Utopia” theme.
Some of the world’s greatest literature have dealt with the theme of dystopia — Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale, Anthony Burgess’ The Clockwork Orange, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World, George Orwell’s 1984, to name just a handful. While utopias seem a bit more thin on the ground, the better known include William Morris’s News from Nowhere, Thomas More’s Utopia, Thomas Campanella’s The City of the Sun and Disney’s Tomorrowland. Utopias seem to have dominated the eighteen and nineteenth centuries, while dystopias came into their own after World War One.
“Almost without exception, everything society has considered a social advance has been prefigured first in some utopian writing.” – David L. Cooperrider, PhD
What is the vision you’d like to share with the world – a dystopia or a utopia? Can one person’s dystopia be another’s utopia? We look forward to reading your own, unique take on our theme. We are accepting entries now until the competition closes 30 April 2017.
Momaya Annual Awards | 15 November 2016
The published writers, judges, and readers came together to celebrate the publication of the Momaya Short Story Review 2016. Read all about the event
We enjoyed reading the truly excellent submissions to the Momaya Short Story Competition 2016 and extend our thanks to the hundreds of writers who chose to share their stories with us.
We look forward to the honour of reading more of your work in the years to come.